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Vocal Studies

University Singers Ensemble performing on the auditorium stage


Tarleton offers many different opportunities to sing, including four outstanding ensembles, applied voice instruction with one of our excellent voice faculty members, or stage productions including the Opera Workshop and our yearly musical theater show.

Community Performances

Members of the University Singers, Chamber Choir, and Cross Timbers Civic Chorale have opportunities to perform with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Program Objective

  • Provide students with a level of personal attention in the classroom that is hard to come by when attending a large university
  • Offer students the opportunity to work in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that will give them insight as to how professional performers operate.

Coursework Highlights

The Vocal Studies concentration option offers several career-focused courses, such as:

Class Number Class Name
MUSI 1160 Italian Diction
MUSC 2160 German Diction
MUSI 2161 French Diction
MUSI 4242 Vocal Literature
MUSI 4248 Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles
MUSI 4252 Vocal Pedagogy

Facilities and Features

Texan Gentlemen rehearsing

Performance Opportunities

Tarleton’s various choral ensembles are open to all, regardless of your major! Students can schedule auditions to join the:

  • Chamber Choir
  • Select Women’s Ensemble
  • Texan Gentleman
  • University Singers

The audition consists of one solo of your choosing, a brief interview with the voice faculty, and exercises to assess your musicianship.

Select Women's Ensemble performing in the Fine Arts auditorium

Performance Spaces

The Vocal Studies program is part of the Department of Fine Arts, housed in the elegant Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, one of the top performance venues among colleges and universities in the Southwest. This multi-purpose fine arts complex contains three theatres:

  • a 243-seat recital hall
  • an 805-seat auditorium
  • and the workshop theatre
Tarleton Chamber Choir in Japan

Student Organizations

Our students have many opportunities to join different organizations that will enable them to interact with like-minded peers. These groups participate in music program events, as well as service projects throughout the year. Some of these organizations include: